iTip won! Best Garden Tools & Machinery. GLEE and the Gardening Industry accolade for iTip Handles

iTip won! Best Garden Tools & Machinery. GLEE and the Gardening Industry accolade for iTip Handles


Our first GLEE show was amazing, everyone was really friendly and we had lots of great conversations with attendees, the GLEE team and other stallholders in the Garden market. The icing on the cake though was recognition in our main category and a bonus second GLEE's own words;

"Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Showcase 2019, at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News.

Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers."

iTip Handles Best Garden Tools & Machinery GLEE

Best Garden Tools & Machinery

Winner: iTip – iTip Rotating handles for Wheelbarrows

Shortlisted: Handy Distribution – Greenworks Cordless Pressure Washer, Hotbon Composting – Hotbin Mini Composter

iTip Handles Best of British GLEE

Best of British

Winner: iTip – iTip Rotating handles for Wheelbarrows


We appreciate all the hard work Matthew, Trevor and the team put into the event.

The 2019 judges – Ian Hodgson – Garden News, Andy Bunker – Altons Garden Centre, Mel Livingstone – Fron Goch Garden Centre, Jane Lawler – Marketing Consultant and GCA Inspector, Tom Grinnall – Head of Home, Blue Diamond, Josh Winter – Planters Tamworth, Colin Weatherly-Mein - GIMA/Greenfingers, Roger Crookes – Pughs Garden Centres and Ex-GCA inspector, Caroline Linger – Crocus and Emma Kelly – Bents - considered each entry on a challenging range of criteria, including innovation, design, quality, environmental credentials, pricing and retail potential – resulting in some hot debates and close runners-up in a number of categories. A shortlist was then decided for each category, with the shortlisted suppliers then invited to join the judges in the ‘Pitching Den’



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